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South Texas Lyric Opera, debut at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts presenting one of the most popular operas of all time, “Amahl and the Night Visitors”. The production will take place on Monday December 15, 7:30pm at the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater, one of the venues at the Tobin Center in San Antonio, TX.

Written by Gian-Carlo Menotti, this one-act opera, is a holiday event for the entire family with uplifting themes of hope, love, faith and forgiveness. This tales brings the meaning of the holiday season home for all. Through their encounters with the Three Kings and a magic star, shepherd boy Amahl and his mother learn how unselfish love and good deeds can work miracles. This brief, wondrous opera will be sung in English.

The opera features and accomplished cast, sets, costumes, chorus and a live orchestra conducted by STLO General Director, Dr. Mazias de Oliveira, who has produced Amahl more than 100 times.

Don’t miss our performances of Menotti’s opera ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ going on on 3 dates! Mark them in your calendar!

1. Saturday, December 6 @ 7:30PM at the Edinburg City Auditorium  415 W. McIntyre St., Edinburg, TX

Tickets available: Cooper International Medicine (801 E. Nolana Ave. #12, Mcallen, Tx) (956 -686- 8802)

General: $25 Pre-sale; $30 at the door; Senior/Students (With proof of ID) $15 Pre-sale; $20 at the door

2. Saturday, December 13, 2014 @ 7:30 PM at the Laurel Heights SDA 703 W. Ashby place, San Antonio

Free Admission!

3. Monday, December 15, 2014 @ 7:30 PM at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater  100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio

Tickets available at: Tobin Center Box Office

Tickets at  or call 210-223-8624.

Don’t miss this wonderful event celebrating the wonder of the story of Amahl and the Night Visitors!

Join us for our Amahl opera performance!

Join us for our Amahl opera performance!


We are inviting all those who are interested in singing with STLO to participate with us for our series of performances of  the opera

Amahl and the Night Visitors. 


We want to share with all of you what’s going to be another exciting season for 2014-2015! We are beginning our season with Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors.

There will be five fantastic performances:
– Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00PM at International Museum of Arts & Science (IMAS)
– Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:30PM at Edinburg City Auditorium
– Monday, December 8, 2014, 2 school performances at Edinburg City Auditorium, 9:30AM & 1:00PM
– Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:30PM at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio (One of the most beautiful Performing Art houses in Texas)

We will be updating information for our rehearsal times and locations very soon.

We hope to see you all there!

P.S. 🙂

Here is a sneak peak of Dr. Joel Burcham singing the beautiful aria ‘Vesti la guibba’ during STLO’s June 2013 production of ‘Pagliacci’. Our DVDs will be available for purchase soon!



South Texas Lyric Opera opens the 2014-2015 season with an unforgettable


IMAS collage

South Texas Lyric Opera has been invited to participating in the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) Collage 2014: A Legacy of Generosity this Saturday evening. We are delighted and grateful to have this wonderful opportunity to perform at the IMAS Collage.

The coordination of Dr. Mazias de Oliveira, artistic director of the South Texas Lyric Opera, and the generous Interim Executive Director of the International Museum of Art and Science, Ms. Danella Hughes, will yield a night to remember!

Aaron Barber in rehearsal w/Maestro

Video link above: Aaron Barber, tenor,  rehearses with Dr. Mazias deOliveira, tenor on his rendition of Don Giovanni.

South Texas Lyric Opera will be featured during the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) Collage 2014: A Legacy of Generosity this Saturday evening. STLO will be starring the gifted and exceptional local talent of the RGV. Soprano Renea Henry, soprano Dr. Eliana Ochoa, tenor Aaron Barber, and tenor Dr. Mazias deOliveira will be singing selections from Puccini’s Tosca,Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), Don Giovanni, Sorozábal’s La Tabernera del Puerto, and Verdi’s La Traviata showcasing their spectacular talent in the area of lyric opera. Our superb pianist and orchestra for the night is Ms. Amy Barret, who has participated with STLO on numerous occasions.



Don’t miss your opportunity to see STLO’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme coming up this weekend May 17th and 18th.

Here is the cast…

– RODOLFO, a poet………………………… Joel Burcham,Tenor
– MARCELLO, a painter…………… Shannon DeVine, Baritone
– COLLINE, a philosopher……….…… Tom McNichols, Bass
– SCHAUNARD, a musician…………… Aaron Stegemoller, Bass-Baritone
– BENOIT, a landlord……………………… Lee Chia-wei, Bass
– ALCINDORO, a state councilor & follower of Musetta……. Lee Chia-wei, Bass
– PARPIGNOL, an itinerant toy vendor……………Xavier Jaramillo,Tenor
– MUSETTA, a grisette……………..…… Christina Hager, Soprano
– MIMI, a maker of embroidery………….. Edlyn de Oliveira, Soprano





South Texas Lyric Opera and the City of Edinburg presents La Boheme May 17 and May 18. Please feel free to contact us, if you have any further questions.  See you there!